Sun, May 29|
Reclaiming Safety in Our Bodies
This workshop will focus on the importance of understanding trauma and begin to unfold how it can affect our bodies and make us feel unsafe. This workshop will focus on reclaiming safety within our own bodies using expressive writing and storytelling.
Time & Location
May 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
About the Event
This workshop will be facilitated by Dhayana Alejandra in collaboration with Time of Butterflies.
Dhayana will guide us through a series of activities that will allow us to start thinking about our own healing journey through writing.
Dhayana is a Dominican writer, poet, and storyteller. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a Spanish for Business Minor and an M.A in Human Resources. Dhayana started to write around the age of nine when she lived in the Dominican Republic, then continued to after immigrating to the United States in 2009 with her family. Her writings explore different topics such as growth, love, loss, culture, healing, and spirituality. Throughout her writing career, she’s had the pleasure to have her work published in the Soul Candy Anthology by Writer’s Pocket, Issue 5 of the International Magazine PottedPurple, The Dominican Writers Collective Newsletter, Robert Writes Production, Medium, OurMOTIF, Wellspringwords, and the Kindness Book by UNESCO MGIEP and Penguin India Publishing.
In Fall 2021, Dhayana published her first poetry and prose collection Agridulce. The book is a combination of emotions, thoughts, and experiences. The title means “bittersweet” in Spanish. Agridulce is divided into two sections: Lo Agrio and Lo Dulce. The poems and proses in each of these sections are inspired by life stories, obstacles, lessons, and connections with people that made an impact on her personal growth. She hopes to continue to share her words with the world and create a space where people feel safe to communicate and embrace their emotions as part of their self-discovery journey.
Please contact us with any questions you might have about the workshop.